Environment

Climate Crisis: KXL Ruling, Unity Task Force, California Pollution, and TRNN’s New Climate Reporter

May 15, 2020

Climate activists get a big court win on Keystone XL as the Biden and Sanders camps unite. California has delayed air pollution rules at the behest of industry during COVID-19 as polluting oil tankers line its coast.

Trump Is Using COVID-19 As An Excuse To Let Polluters Destroy The Earth

May 12, 2020

Trump’s former coal lobbyist EPA administrator is letting oil, gas, and coal take advantage of the global pandemic.

As Oil Price Plummets, Call to Nationalize Industry Rises

May 9, 2020

The price of oil dropped below zero, prompting new subsidies from the Federal Reserve. Progressive voices in the U.S. and Canada have a different idea: nationalization as a way to wind down the sector, tackle the climate crisis and create a just economic transition.

Climate Crisis: False Techtopia, Tariffs Accounting, Orphan Wells, And The Dead Cow

May 8, 2020

Recent studies debunk the false techtopianism in climate science models, U.S. import tariffs failed climate accounting, and Argentina’s shale industry is flailing. As fracking goes bust, what happens to orphaned wells?

California And Trump Push Geoengineering—A Fraught Climate Crisis Fix

May 6, 2020

California has endorsed the use of direct air capture to reverse engineer the climate crisis with technology. The controversial method already has Big Oil’s support—and the Trump administration’s.

Climate Crisis: KXL Legal Precedent, War and Climate, Slow Streets

May 5, 2020

A legal ruling on the Keystone XL Pipeline has sent shockwaves through the energy industry. Meanwhile, new studies show that war is worsening climate change, and ‘slow streets’ gains policy momentum.

How Can Oil Be Worth Less Than Zero?

April 29, 2020

Dan Dicker traded oil futures for 25 years on the NYSE. He explains how COVID-19 created a perfect storm for oil markets, and why it still doesn’t make green energy inevitable.

Climate Crisis: Oil Below Zero, Planet of the Humans, Earth Day At 50

April 25, 2020

Earth Day turns 50, the price of oil falls below zero, Michael Moore’s new film “Planet of the Humans” generates controversy. And San Diego had big mass transit plans—then COVID-19 happened.

Activists Win Earth Day Victory Against Dirty Trash Incinerator

April 24, 2020

Activists held a die-in at the incinerator to demand its closing while wearing face masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19.

Earth Day’s Bipartisan Legacy, 50 Years Later

April 22, 2020

In 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson and an enormous grassroots movement held the first Earth Day. Nelson’s daughter, Tia Nelson, discusses how the environmental movement has changed in the last 50 years.